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Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a branch of Medicine that studies the endocrine glands and the hormones they produce. Examples are the thyroid and pituitary glands.

We offer specialist out-patients and in-patients endocrinology services at New Cross Hospital. Out-patient services is located at the diabetes centre, while in-patients services is based on ward C-25

Endocrine specialist clinics

General endocrine clinic (Tuesday all day)
Thyroid clinic  (Tuesday)
Radioiodine clinic  (Thursday)
Thyroid Eye clinic  (Thursday)
Lipid disorder clinic  (Tuesday)

Information and leaflets

Hyperthyroidism (info leaflets)
Radioiodine for hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Steroid replacement

Referral to endocrinology clinic

  • Refer the following patients

  • Thyroid disorders:  Hypo or hyperthyroidism, Thyroid nodules

  • Calcium and metabolic disorders

  • Pituitary disorders

  • Abnormal lipids

  • Obesity

  • Adrenal disorders: Addison’s, Cushing’s, Adrenal mass, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Online resources in endocrinology

Thyroid disease manager
http://www.thyroidmanager.org/
Thyroid Disease Manager offers an up-to-date analysis of thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancer, thyroiditis, and all aspects of human thyroid disease and thyroid physiology

British Thyroid association
http://www.british-thyroid-association.org/
This is the official site of the British Thyroid Assocation, a non-profit making Learned Society of professional clinical specialist doctors and scientists in the United Kingdom who manage patients with thyroid disease and/or are researching into the thyroid and its diseases in humans.

Society for Endocrinology
http://www.endocrinology.org/
The Society for Endocrinology is the major British society representing scientists, clinicians and nurses who work with hormones.

Endotext.org
http://www.endotext.org/
Endoctext.org is the web-based source of information on endocrine disease directed to physicians around the world caring for patients with these problems, and is organize by Leslie J De Groot, MD, twelve Section Editors, and nearly 400 Authors

Pituitary foundation
http://www.pituitary.org.uk/
We are the UK's leading charity providing support to people affected by disorders of the pituitary gland which include: Acromegaly, Cushing's, Prolactinoma, Diabetes Insipidus and Hypopituitarism. We also provide information to medical professionals and campaign to raise awareness of key issues affecting patients and their families.

You and your Hormones
http://www.yourhormones.info/
You and your hormones is the official public information website of the Society for Endocrinology